Local police reports from around the country highlight a weak spot in home security: unsecured garage door openers. Sure we like to keep cars parked in the garage but sometime we just don’t for a variety of reasons. And if we leave a car in the driveway, a garage door opener is probably left inside.

It is a little inconvenient to remove a garage door opener from a car left outside, but remember that if someone breaks into your car and gets your garage door opener, he or she now may have easy access to your home. At the very least, make sure that the door from your garage to your house is locked with a secure deadbolt, but better yet, take the garage door remote inside.